SeaWorld Orlando will run its annual Spooktacular Halloween events on weekends throughout October, providing a child-friendly option for those looking to celebrate the spooky holiday at a theme park.
Entry is included with SeaWorld's standard admission tickets, and the events will start at noon on Saturdays and Sundays (plus one Friday) throughout October (9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 29-31). As in 2009, attractions will include trick-or-treating stations and special Halloween shows.
A DJ, interactive games and activities will be laid on in the "Frozen Fun Zone", which will feature sea creature characters such as Salt Water Taffy, Gummy Worm Wanda and Swedish Fish Suzy. Meanwhile, Sesame Street favorite Abby Cadabby will host her "Halloween Adventure", an 4000-square-foot outdoor pathway in which kids are tasked with helping Abby to find her magic wand.
The trick-or-treating activity at Spooktacular will be on a significant scale, with more than three million pieces of candy being held at more than a dozen locations. Kids can navigate to each station using a special treasure map.
SeaWorld Orlando will also be laying on some additional activities, which are subject to an additional charge:
- Count Von Count's Spooktacular Breakfast - a buffet breakfast with an array of Sesame Street characters, including photo opportunities. Available on select mornings at 8.30am and 10.30am.
- Cookie Decorating Station - a special station where guests can create their own Halloween-themed cookies, using a kit which is available for a small charge. A souvenir lunch box containing a jumbo sugar cookie, a range of toppings and milk or apple juice is included.
- SeaWorld's Spooky Spectacular Sleepover - a special event held in the Manta aquariums, in which guests sleep surrounded by fish, rays and sea dragons. A pizza dinner and breakfast are included, at a cost of $73 per person (or $109 dollars included next-day park admission). The sleepover is only available for children in grades K to 5 and their families, and will be held from 6pm to 9am on October 15, 16, 22 and 23.
For more information on Spooktacular, see SeaWorld Orlando's official Spooktacular website.
For an in-depth round-up of Halloween events taking place at theme parks this year, see Theme Park Tourist's preview of Halloween 2010 at the world's most popular theme parks.